How To Get Your COVID-19 Test in Guadalajara
As of January 26, 2021, all passengers on international flights bound for the United States, including those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, will be required by the Centers for Disease Control to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) or written documentation of recovery following a COVID-19 infection prior to boarding. This follows similar regulations issued by the Canadian government requiring a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or LAMP) for all inbound international passengers as of January 7, 2021. Tests for entry into both countries must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
To facilitate this process, international visitors to Guadalajara and throughout the state of Jalisco can obtain COVID-19 tests at affordable prices in convenient locations across the destination including Guadalajara International Airport, medical facilities, and pop-up testing sites dedicated exclusively for visitors from the United States and Canada. Select hotels are also offering on-site testing for guests. Appointments for airport testing are not required. For all other testing sites, travelers are advised to make appointments as far in advance as possible by working with their hotel or contacting the testing site directly. Additional requirements, costs, and the current status of same day results should also be confirmed directly with the testing provider.
Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 but exhibit no major symptoms will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine which can be completed in their hotel on a designated floor (if available) or room. Each hotel applies different policies for mandatory quarantines, with some offering steeply discounted rates. Specifics should be confirmed with individual hotels directly.
A full list of all testing options in Guadalajara can be accessed here.
To review the most up-to-date FAQs about traveling to the state of Jalisco, click here.